Klizan/Marrero Win Second Umag Title
Slovakian improves to 9-0 in ATP World Tour finals
Martin Klizan and David Marrero won their second Konzum Croatia Open Umag title on Saturday, needing only 59 minutes to defeat Croatians Nikola Mektic and Antonio Sancic 6-4, 6-2. The Slovakian/Spaniard duo erased two break points and pounced on the Croatians' second serves, winning 16/21 help them earn three breaks.
“We would like to thank everybody, it’s been a great week. It’s one of the best tournaments in the world,” Marrero said. “Congratulations to Mektic and Sancic, who also had a great week. We’re really happy with the way we played.”
Klizan and Marrero won their second ATP World Tour title as a team (Umag 2013). Klizan also remained perfect in ATP World Tour finals: 4-0 in doubles finals and 5-0 in singles. Marrero improved to 13-14 in finals and won a title for the second consecutive week. He and countryman Marcel Granollers won the Bastad doubles title on 17 July. Klizan/Marrero will receive 250 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €25,070.
Mektic/Sancic were making their ATP World Tour doubles final debut. They had been 1-5 in ATP Challenger Tour finals. They'll receive 150 Emirates ATP Doubles Rankings points and split €13,170.
“It's a very bitter taste to lose a final but it's a great feeling. It was a great feeling to play the tournament, to the make the final in the tournament, to feel such a big support from the crowd. It was amazing,” Mektic said.